Carlos Seiglie

Carlos Seiglie


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Office Location

801 Hill Hall

Carlos Seiglie is a Professor at Rutgers University-Newark in the Department of Economics and a Core Faculty in the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University where he served as Program Director. He is also an affiliated faculty member at the Rutgers Business School in Finance and Economics, in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and in the Center for Latin American Studies-New Brunswick. 

He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. His research interests include applied microeconomics, defense economics, and international economics. He has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, the Helsinki School of Economics (now Aalto University School of Economics), the University of Alicante and the Université Pierre Mendes France - Grenoble II.

In addition, he has been a consultant to both public and private institutions. His research has been published in many academic journals as well as in chapters in books and monographs. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals.


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago, 1991

M.A. in Economics, University of Chicago 

B.A. in Economics (Summa cum laude), Rutgers University


Note: These are select publications from my larger body of work.

Carlos Seiglie and Jun Xiang. 2017. "Determining Values Using Options Contracts." Asian Journal of Law & Economics Vol. 8(1): 1-17.

Carlos Seiglie. 2016. “Openness of the Economy, Terms of Trade and Arms,” Southern Economic Journal (January):748-59.

Carlos Seiglie. 2014. “A Simple Growth Model of the Cuban Economy,” in Cuba in Transition Vol. 24.

Scott Lin and Carlos Seiglie. 2014. “Same Evidences, Different Interpretations-A Comparison of the Conflict Index between the Interstate Dyadic Events Data and Militarized Interstate Disputes Data in Peace-Conflict Models.” Defense and Peace Economics, 20(1):312-339.

Steven Coissard and Carlos Seiglie. 2011. “Pricing with Monitoring Costs.” Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles, Vol. 4:421-433.

Steven Coissard, Laurent Delhalle and Carlos Seiglie. 2010. “Guerre Economique et Securite Internationale.” Revue Internationale d’ Intelligence Economique, Vol. 2: 233-250.

Solomon Polachek, Carlos Seiglie and J. Xiang. 2011. “Globalization and International Conflict: Can FDI Increase Cooperation Among Nations? in the Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Conflict, edited by M. Garfinkel and S. Skaperdas, Oxford University Press.

Carlos Seiglie. 2010. “Les Depenses Militaires en Economie Ouverte.” in Economie Politique de la Securite Internationale edited by Jacques Fontanel, Edition- L' Harmattan: pp. 263-279.

Carlos Seiglie, Steven Coissard and E. Yann. 2008. “Economic Intelligence and National Security.” in War, Peace and Security, edited by J. Fontanel and M. Chatterji, Emerald: pp. 235-248.

Carlos Seiglie. 2007 “The Economic Costs and Consequences of War,” in the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, 2nd Edition, Elsevier.

Solomon Polachek, Carlos Seiglie and J. Xiang. 2007. “The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on International Conflict,” Defense and Peace Economics, 18(2):415-429.

Carlos Seiglie. 2007. "Socioeconomic Differences between the Races in Cuba and Their Implications for a Transition.” Cuban Affairs 2(1):1-10.

Solomon Polachek and Carlos Seiglie. 2007. “Trade, Peace and Democracy: An Analysis of Dyadic Disputes” in Handbook of Defense Economics, Volume 2, edited by K. Hartley and T. Sandler, Elsevier: pp.1017-1073.

Carlos Seiglie. 2005. “Challenges for Spanish Investments in the Latin American Energy Industry.” in Latin America’s Quest for Globalization:The Role of Spanish Firms, edited by F. Martin and P. Toral, Ashgate: pp.253-261.

Carlos Seiglie. 2005. "Efficient Peacekeeping for a New World Order," Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 11(2), Article 2,

Carlos Seiglie. 2004. "Understanding Child Outcomes: An Application to Child Abuse and Neglect," Review of Economics of the Household, 2 (June):143-160.

Carlos Seiglie and Peter Liu. 2002. “Arms Races in the Developing World: Policy Implications,” Journal of Policy Modeling, 24 (December):693-705.

Carlos Seiglie and Mayeul Kauffmann. 2002. "The Economics of Chemical and Biological Weapons,” in UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK. Chapter 4.

Carlos Seiglie and Sylvie Mattan. 2002. “International and Regional Alliances,” in UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK. Chapter 3.

Carlos Seiglie. 2000. “Cuba’s Road to Serfdom,” The Cato Journal, 20(3):425-430.

Carlos Seiglie. 1999. “Measuring the Social Cost of Cuba’s Road to Serfdom,” Pax Economica, 1(2):17-23.

Carlos Seiglie. 1999. “The Economic Costs and Consequences of War,” in the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, Vol. 1, Academic Press, pp.657-663.

Carlos Seiglie. 1999. "Altruism, Foreign Aid and Military Intervention," Journal of Conflict Management and Peace Science, 17(2):207-223.

Roger R. Betancourt and Carlos Seiglie. 1998. “Economic Development in the Tropics: Fiction or Possibility,” in Cuba in Transition Vol. 8., Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, pp.313-325.

Carlos Seiglie. 1998. "Defense Spending in a Neo-Ricardian World," Economica, 65 (May):193-210.

Carlos Seiglie. 1997. "The Political Economy of Trade Sanctions: The Case of Cuba," in Cuba in Transition Vol. 7., Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, pp.232-238.

Carlos Seiglie. 1997. "Deficits, Defense and Income Redistribution," The Cato Journal, 17(1):11-21.

Carlos Seiglie. 1996. "The Optimal Size of the Military in a Post-Castro Cuba," in Cuba in Transition Vol. 6., Florida International University Press, pp.115-123.

Carlos Seiglie. 1996. "Exploring Potential Arms Races," Economics and Politics, 8(3):231-240.

Carlos Seiglie. 1996. “Does Military Spending Have an Impact on the Economy?," in Arms Spending, Development, and Security, edited by M. Chatterji, J. Fontanel and A. Hattori. New Delhi: APH, pp.243-252.

Carlos Seiglie and Luis Locay. 1994. "The Political Economy of State-Owned Enterprises," in Cuba in Transition Vol. 3., Florida International University Press, pp.73-79.

Luis Locay and Carlos Seiglie. 1993. "Endogenous Political Structures," in Cuba in Transition Vol. 2., Florida International University Press, pp.241-254.

Carlos Seiglie. 1993.  "Technological Progress, Alliance Spillovers and Economic Growth in aDisaggregated Arms Race Model," Defence Economics, 4 (January):1-13.

Carlos Seiglie. 1992.  "Determinants of Military Expenditures," in Economics of Arms Reduction and the Peace Process, edited by W. Isard and C. Anderton. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp.183-202.

Carlos Seiglie. 1992.  "Internal and External Factors Affecting Military Expenditures," in Disarmament, EconomicConversion and Management of Peace, edited by M. Chatterji and L. Forcey. New York: Praeger Publishers, pp.89-98.

Carlos Seiglie. 1990.  "A Theory of the Politically Optimal Commodity Tax," Economic Inquiry 28 (July):586-603.

Carlos Seiglie. 1988.  "International Conflict and Military Expenditures: An Externality Approach," Journal of Conflict Resolution 32(1):141-161.

Associated Programs

Core Faculty, Rutgers University, Division of Global Affairs, Newark, NJ, 2005 – present.

Affiliated Faculty, Rutgers University, Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, New Brunswick, NJ, 2008 – present.

Affiliated Faculty, Rutgers University, Center for Latin American Studies, New Brunswick, NJ, 2009 – present.